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Bubalus arnee  (Kerr, 1792)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 898262

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Indian water buffalo [English]
  Valid Name: Bubalus bubalis arnee (Kerr, 1792)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - subsequent name/combination   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Bubalus arnee   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gentry, A., J. Clutton-Brock, and C. P. Groves  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: The naming of wild animal species and their domestic derivatives   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 31, issue 5   
  Page(s): 645-651   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0305-4403   
  Reference for: Bubalus arnee   

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  Comment: ITIS defers to Wilson & Reeder (eds., 2005) on the correct name for a species when the choice is between an older name based on a domestic form and a younger name based on a wild form. ICZN Opinion 2027 (3/2003) sought to resolve this, but by itself the Ruling contained in that Opinion effectively says that it cannot be based on priority. More explicit guidance is found in the "History of Case 3010" section of the Opinion, but ITIS has been advised that only the Ruling section is binding. Thus, there is apparently no basis upon which to select the correct (valid) name  
    CITES: Added to Appendix III by Nepal, except for the domesticated form, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  



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